Apologies for the lack of posting the last few days. I’ve been partying in Austin. Great town.
Josh Donaldson, the biggest snub of the 2013 All Star Game, not only rakes but can pick it as well as anybody at his position. His choice of leather is a unique one, the first “Wing Tip” Rawlings we’ve seen, which Rawlings calls “a one piece leather construction across the back that adds strength to the fingers.” We haven’t seen anyone else around the league wearing one of these, but let us know if you see it.
Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS171CB in Black
Josh Donaldson’s leather is a piece we’ve never seen before, featuring a distinctive “Wing Tip” single-piece leather back said to strengthen the fingers. We tend to think that means a stiffer glove, but honestly without hearing it from Donaldson I’m not totally sure. This glove isn’t available in Donaldson’s black with red lettering (tried my best to Photoshop), but a tan/camel version is available, even with the Wing Tip.
Donaldson’s sunglasses are some of the first Oakleys that don’t require the Custom Builder, a set of Flak Jacket XLJ in Matte White/Jade Iridium. These are available at the above link. As you can see in the photo below, Bob Melvin wears the same pair.
Donaldson occasionally wears a Phiten sleeve in an exclusive green color (above), and also has some of the best looking wristbands out, with a Nike set that we’ll all have to continue to yearn for.